Our Partners & Supporters

We are incredibly grateful to our valued partners for their amazing support. Their contributions range from major multi-year cash grants to critically needed gifts-in-kind. Everyone listed on this page shares our long-term commitment to ending avoidable blindness throughout the world.

Canadian Partners

Donner Canadian Foundation

With the continued support of the Donner Canadian Foundation, we're launching a new three-year initiative in 2021 with the goal of reducing avoidable blindness and visual impairment among newborns and children in the remote and chronically underserved rural districts of Rangpur, Sylhet, Chandpur and Gopalganj.

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OBAT Canada

With support from OBAT Canada, we are working with our partners to reduce preventable vision loss and blindness due to cataracts among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh. In most cases, a cataract can be removed – and a person’s vision restored – with a simple, quick and inexpensive surgery.

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Peter Gilgan Foundation

Thanks to the Peter Gilgan Foundation, Orbis established the first-ever retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening, treatment and referral service network in Bangladesh’s Chittagong and Rangpur Divisions, helping move another step closer to a national network of high-quality ROP services across the country.

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Gay Lea Foundation

With support from the Gay Lea Foundation, the "Integration of Community Eye Care in Ashanti Region, Ghana" project will help create access to high-quality primary eye care at the community level, increase awareness about good eye health, and improve positive health seeking behaviour in the Sekyere South District.

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Leonardo Canada

With support from Founding Partner, Leonardo Canada, Orbis Canada launched a new study with the potential to revolutionize the way people living with diabetes in remote or underserved communities are screened for diabetic eye disease, particularly diabetic retinopathy.

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L’OCCITANE Canada / L’OCCITANE Foundation

With support from L’OCCITANE Canada and the L’OCCITANE Foundation, Orbis is working to integrate eye health into Ghana’s primary health care system to create community-level access to primary eye care services and eye health education, while also strengthening eye care capacity at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Offinso District.

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Global Partners

Alcon Foundation

The Alcon – Orbis relationship began in 1979, three years before Orbis’s first Flying Eye Hospital program. Over more than four decades, Alcon has donated state-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment, pharmaceuticals and supplies for the Flying Eye Hospital and its partner hospitals around the world.

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HOYA Vision has worked with Orbis since 2021 and recently renewed its three-year partnership.

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Working with FedEx

For more than 30 years, FedEx has played an indispensable role in helping Orbis achieve its vision of a world in which no one is needlessly blind.

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Fondation L’Occitane

With a long history of corporate social responsibility,Fondation L'OCCITANE is committed to fighting avoidable blindness around the world.

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Jebsen generously partners with Orbis to build up a training, screening and referring eye care network covering hospitals and clinics in the rural area of China.

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OMEGA announced its Global Corporate Partnership with Orbis in January 2011.

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The Pfizer-Orbis relationship dates back to 1979, three years before Orbis's first sight-saving flight, when Pfizer began supporting Orbis through cash grants and donations of medical supplies.

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Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered supports Orbis’s “Seeing Is Believing” global community fundraising project which aims to serve China's blind population.

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Colllins Aerospace

As part of its continued commitment to helping others access advanced technology, Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corp. is making a $1 million three-year contribution to Orbis to establish the world’s first Mobile Simulation Center outfitted for an aircraft.

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For information on how to become an Orbis partner, please contact:

Alex Krievins

National Director, Development & Communications

Orbis Canada

Phone number: 416.413.7925 ext. 12

Address: 192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 421
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2

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